• May 16, 2021

Rapidity, Regularity Of Court Orders Make Our JOB Difficult – INEC


By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Consequent to the recent flurry and frequency of litigation by politicians in the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that the running of the country’s electoral system would be negatively impacted, if the trend was allowed to continue.

Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, made this view known via a statement, in which he complained that some politicians had resorted to obtaining court orders from courts outside the geographical area where the course of action arose, adding that despite the Commission’s commitment to obeying orders from courts of competent jurisdiction, the rapidity and regularity, coupled with the tilts of  some of the court orders, leaves the commission in quandaries most tmes.

Okoye, urged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to counsel the senior members of the Bar on the need to eschew personal considerations in the performance of their sacred duties, and to always put Nigeria and its citizens first, avoiding anything that would bring the Bar out in bad light.


Agenda Watchdog

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